India | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday February 2, 2014
Apprised about various issues faced by West Bengal, like rising cases of crime against women, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday assured action including sending a National Commission for Women (NCW) team to probe reported cases.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 24, 2014
Observing that the rising instances of crimes against women had "sullied" the image of West Bengal and "people are laughing at us", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday asked the authorities to wake up.
India | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 17, 2014
Britain and France have revised their travel advisories for India to warn visitors about the risk of sexual attacks following two rape cases involving German and Danish tourists in recent weeks.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 14, 2014
Recording a ten-fold jump, rape cases since 1971 have left behind other heinous crimes like murders and kidnappings, indicating decay in moral fabric in the country.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar (with PTI inputs) | Wednesday January 1, 2014
Four months after over 60 people were killed and nearly 40,000 displaced following communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, only 294 people have been arrested despite the investigation team naming nearly 6000 people as accused.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 22, 2013
Judges should not make "gender biased" and "insensitive" comments in their verdicts while dealing with cases pertaining to women, the Delhi High Court said while expunging two such remarks made by a fast track court.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 21, 2013
The mastermind of the 'honey trap' gang that used to extort money from people by trapping them in false rape cases, has been arrested, police said on Friday.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Rape-accused Narayan Sai was, on Monday, brought to the ashram of his father, the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, at the outskirts of the city as part of the investigation into the cases against him.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 7, 2013
An Indian-origin serial rapist, sentenced to life imprisonment by a British court, has set a legal precedent in the UK regarding the retrial of cases where the accused had previously been acquitted.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Swedish police have warned of a growing trend of teenage gang rapes, often filmed or photographed on smartphones, as a high-profile case under a new rape law opened in the capital on Tuesday.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Monday December 2, 2013
Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who will be in the custody of Goa Police for the next six days, was today taken to hospital for a sexual potency test, mandatory in cases of sexual assault. Mr Tejpal has been charged with raping a young woman journalist...
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Monday December 2, 2013
Tarun Tejpal, arrested for rape in Goa, was taken this morning for a sexual potency test, mandatory in cases of sexual assault.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 23, 2013
Against the backdrop of rape and other crimes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today favoured putting in place institutional mechanisms to ensure safety and security of women and children.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday November 18, 2013
Former President Pratibha Patil's decision to commute death sentence of five condemned prisoners in child rape cases today came under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court issuing notice to the Centre on a plea seeking to set aside the commutation...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 4, 2013
New Zealand police on Monday said they were investigating a gang of young males who boasted online about stupefying underage girls with alcohol then having group sex with them.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday October 25, 2013
The Andhra Pradesh government will set up fast track courts to try cases of rape.
India | Rohit Bhan | Thursday October 10, 2013
Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai today filed petitions in the Gujarat High Court seeking quashing of First Information Reports (FIRs) filed against them in connection with the alleged rapes of two Surat-based sisters.
Cities | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with PTI inputs) | Wednesday October 2, 2013
Two cases of rape involving minor schoolgirls were reported in Shimla yesterday. In one incident, a 15-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her classmate and a taxi-driver, police said. Both accused, who were reportedly known to the family of the gir...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 11, 2013
The national capital has 1,121 rape cases registered in the first eight months of this year, the highest in the last 13 years.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 10, 2013
India's capital, whose name was mud after the December 16 gang-rape and several such incidents after that, recorded a staggering 1,036 rape cases in the first eight months of this year, according to police data. The figure is the highest in the last ...